This issue’s guest columnist is Joan Lamm-Tennant, winner of the 2013 Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW) Insurance Woman of the Year award. Here she reflects on the significance of the award and the need to stay relevant as an industry.
The protracted nature of trying to unify changes across the state-based regulatory system in the US means a more uniform approach would be beneficial to all, as Frank Nutter explains.
It enjoyed a low profile for a long time, but as it hits $9 billion in capital under management, Nephila Capital has become a big player in reinsurance and, as the debate over the long-term effect of so-called alternative capital rages, it is keen to ensure it is not misunderstood, co-founder Frank Majors tells Intelligent Insurer.
Whilst offering many tangible benefits to insurers, managing general agents (MGAs) are often misunderstood and can be squeezed from all sides in a soft market. II asked a number of experts in this sector how MGAs are looking to overcome these challenges.
As the world’s biggest economies continue to grapple with unprecedented economic conditions, John Gilbert, chief investment officer, GR-NEAM, examines the consequences of this and whether there is light at the end of the tunnel.
The start of 2013 has been characterised by yet more reinsurers forming sidecars. These are increasingly being seen as a feather in the cap for the reinsurers forming them while also reflecting a wider demand for ILS products. Intelligent Insurer reports